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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Jeremiah 10:17-25

In these verses, I. The prophet threatens, in God's name, the approaching ruin of Judah and Jerusalem, Jer. 10:17, 18. The Jews that continued in their own land, after some were carried into captivity, were very secure; they thought themselves inhabitants of a fortress; their country was their strong hold, and, in their own conceit, impregnable; but they are here told to think of leaving it: they must prepare to go after their brethren, and pack up their effects in expectation of it: ?Gather... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 10:25

Pour out thy fury upon the Heathen that know thee not ,.... Make a difference between thy people that know thee, and make a profession of thy name, and worship thee, and the Heathen, the nations of the world who are ignorant of God, and worship stocks and stones; while thou correctest thine own people in measure, in love, and not in wrath, pour out without measure all thy fury upon the Gentiles that know not God, and are guilty of the grossest idolatry: and upon the families that call not... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 10:25

Pour out thy fury upon the heathen - Even those who are now the executors of thy justice upon us will, in their turn, feel its scourge; for if judgment begins at us, who have been called thy house and thy people, shall they who have not acknowledged thee escape? It is impossible. The families and tribes which invoke thee not shall have thy fury poured out upon them, and especially they who "have eaten up Jacob and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate." This was fulfilled in... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 10:25

Verse 25 The Prophet confirms his prayer by this reason — that God had sufficient ground for executing his vengeance on the wicked and ungodly heathens who were alienated from him; and there is no doubt but that he had respect to the promise to which we have referred; for the Prophet knew that what had been said once to David was promised to the whole Church throughout all ages. Hence He reminds God, as it were, of the difference which he had made between domestics and foreigners; as though he... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 10:23-25

These verses confirm the view taken above, of the speaker of this whole section. Jeremiah and the people, each is, in a sense, the speaker; but hero the prophetic faith seems to run rather in advance of that of his fellow-countrymen. They form, however, a fitting sequel to the charges brought against the people in Jeremiah 9:1-26 . The speaker admits that he (either the People of Judah personified, or Jeremiah as a representative of its best portion) fully deserves chastisement for having... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 10:23-25

Fruits of a chastened spirit. From what foul soil do the fairest flowers spring! Beautiful as they are, they are rooted in that which is altogether unbeautiful. The sweet perfume of many woods, seeds, flowers, will not be given forth until they are gashed with the axe, or bruised, or crushed, or otherwise seemingly maltreated. We could not have the many-hued arch of the exquisitely tinted rainbow were it not for the drear, dark clouds and the descending rain. The most precious of the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 10:25

This verse is repeated, with slight differences, in Psalms 79:6 , Psalms 79:7 . The fault of the heathen is that they exceeded their commission ( Isaiah 10:6 , Isaiah 10:7 ; Isaiah 47:6 ; Zechariah 1:15 ), and aimed at destroying, instead of merely punishing, Jehovah's erring people. His habitation; rather, his pasture (comp. Jeremiah 12:10 ) read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Jeremiah 10:19-25

The lamentation of the daughter of Zion, the Jewish Church, at the devastation of the land, and her humble prayer to God for mercy.Jeremiah 10:19Grievous - Rather, “mortal,” i. e., fatal, incurable.A grief - Or, “my grief.”Jeremiah 10:20tabernacle - i. e., “tent.” Jerusalem laments that her tent is plundered and her children carried into exile, and so “are not,” are dead Matthew 2:18, either absolutely, or dead to her in the remote land of their captivity. They can aid the widowed mother no... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Jeremiah 10:25

Jeremiah 10:25. Pour out thine indignation upon the heathen, &c. Let thy justice be made known, by bringing an exemplary punishment upon the Chaldeans and their allies, (see Jeremiah 1:15,) who do not acknowledge thy providence, but ascribe all their successes to their idols: for they have eaten up Jacob, &c. See note on Jeremiah 6:3. This prayer, it must be observed, did not proceed from a spirit of malice or revenge in the prophet, nor was it intended to prescribe to God on whom... read more

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